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Video on How to Be Arrested

May 31, 1991

What a wonderful idea, that of Los Angeles Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores, so enthusiastically endorsed by Chief Daryl Gates, to create a training program for citizens on "how to be arrested" in Los Angeles ("Gates Urges Education on Arrests," Metro, May 23).

We can all see the advantages in such a program. Lessons in proper demeanor would be invaluable to anyone contemplating survival in Los Angeles. But we shouldn't just keep it to ourselves. Of course, we should run the videotapes in schools and libraries. But they should also be presented at bus and railroad stations and airports for new arrivals. Maybe we could make the tapes available to travel agents for people who plan to visit. Why leave them at a disadvantage?

JON ZIMMER

Thousand Oaks

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